Analyzing form, function, and financing of the U.S. health care system / Paula Stamps Duston, PhD.

Duston, Paula Stamps [Browse]
  • Boca Raton, Florida : CRC Press, [2016]
  • ©2016
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  • Front Cover; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Author; Introduction; Section I: INTRODUCTION: SETTING THE CONTEXT; 1. Definitions of Health and Illness; 2. Public Health: Defining Determinants of Health; 3. Health Status Indicators; 4. Role of Culture in the Organization of Health Care Delivery Systems; 5. Political and Philosophical Values That Influence the U.S. Health Care System; Section II: FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION OF THE U.S. HEALTH AND MEDICAL CARE SYSTEM; 6. Do We Have a System? A Functional Analysis; 7. People Who Make the Medical Care System Go: The Workforce; 8. Hospitals
  • 9. Ambulatory Care: Functions, Structures, and Services10. Other Components of the Medical Care System; Section III: POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC VALUES AND HEALTH CARE FINANCING; 11. Health Economics 101: Do Health Care Goods/Services Follow Standard Economic Rules?; 12. From Economics to Health Policy and Regulation; 13. Health Care Financing: Health Insurance; 14. Health Insurance: Two Conceptual Models; 15. The Payment Function: Money Moving through the System; 16. Why Does Medical Care Cost So Much and What Can We Do about It?
  • Section IV: HEALTH CARE REFORM IN THE UNITED STATES: TARGETED PROGRAMS AND CONSEQUENCES17. Health Care Reform: Past as Prologue to Present; 18. Taking Care of the Elderly: Medicare; 19. Taking Care of the Poor: Medicaid; 20. Taking Care of Almost Everybody Else; 21. A Persistent Problem: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Outcomes; 22. Alternative Models for Health Care Systems: International Perspectives; References; Back Cover
  • 0-429-25632-9
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  • 1-4822-3654-0
  • 10.1201/b19084
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